Make gentle the life of this world
Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy by Robert F. KennedyRobert Kennedys son tells us that Bobby and Jack (JFK) were both in the habit of collecting favourite quotes and writing down their thoughts/ideas - using them as inspiration for future writings and speeches. Max Kennedy is Bobbys ninth child and he has compiled some of his fathers collection. He also went through all of RFKs speeches and writings and pulled some additional material. I am a huge fan of Robert Kennedy. I was too young when he died to appreciate the scope of what Americans lost with his death, although I have a clear memory watching TV seeing the coverage of his final journey by train, hundreds of people lining the track in silence. This book is a moving tribute and reminder of what slipped through their fingers. Wise and gentle words that even now can make us better.
Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy
Every April, I make a habit of pulling up some of Rev. Sometimes, you can learn so much from just listening and thinking hard about those words. I also listen again to Robert F. Kennedy had this powerful mix of grit and wistfulness, with a sweeping sense of history. The line that always gets me is near the end. But he did not stoke the anger. To me, an amateur student of history, that was true leadership.
It remains, to my thinking, one of the great speeches of the last century. And it deserves attention again today. It's Robert F. Kennedy's improvised remarks in.
we will love you until you can love yourself